Michelle Grattan was speculating this morning on Fran’s Chat n’ Chew, that the fulsome confession out of Gitmo resident and terror mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed might turn the tables in Australian politics.
Ms Grattan’s theory was along the lines that having a real proven baddie hit the headlines at this time would remind the people that the global war on terror was real (and not a boardgame), and the display of a real live hairy-backed example of the genre would rekindle enthusiasm for the Howard government’s crumbling credibility on national security.
However, judging by early returns in the Organ of Freedom’s feedback forum, from where the title of this post is sourced, there’s general skepticism that the Hairy One, did everything that he’s confessing to.
Once again the faint trace of overblown Bush Administration hype is picked up by the sensitive nose of the average Aussie punter as the distinct whiff of bullshit.
It look’s like there’s no dividend in this story for Mr. Howard.